Title: Learning styles in the e-learning environment: the approaches and research on longitudinal changes

Authors: Pavel Doulik; Jiri Skoda; Ivana Simonova

Addresses: Jan Evangelista Purkyne University, Pasteurova 1, 40096 Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic ' Jan Evangelista Purkyne University, Pasteurova 1, 40096 Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic ' University of Hradec Kralove, Rokitanskeho 62, 50003 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Abstract: The article presents results of the meta-analysis focused on papers dealing with learning styles within the process of learning enhanced by modern technologies. The research question is whether any longitudinal changes appeared in this field within the last years. The study is structured in three main parts: 1) A brief overview of traditional approaches to learning styles is presented and their role in the process of learning and e-learning is defined. 2) Results of meta-analysis of articles dealing with learning styles in the e-learning environment are presented. No significant changes were discovered, however, some development was detected, particularly the decrease in amounts of papers in computer sciences, changes on the upper secondary level and in the use of the method of experiment; the increase appeared in social sciences, in the primary education and the exploitation of the observation method. 3) The results are discussed in the context of latest publications.

Keywords: learning styles; e-learning; ICT; meta-analysis; ISCED.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2017.084359

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2017 Vol.21 No.4, pp.417 - 434

Received: 08 Jan 2016
Accepted: 30 Mar 2016

Published online: 11 May 2017 *

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